Panama Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Panama Canal

4.5 star rating: Recommended 564 Reviews

The first ships sailed through the Panama Canal in 1914, shaving nearly 9,000 miles off what was otherwise a very long sailing trip around South America. The ...  Read more

Isla Grande

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Once travelers have gotten their fill of Panama City’s urban streets, they can escape to the white sandy beaches and palm tree-lined shores of picturesque ...  Read more

Monkey Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

This popular excursion offers a festive excuse to explore a bit of the Canal, visiting an island that has been "taken over" by four species of monkey: ...  Read more

Soberania National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Learn about the plants and animals of Panama at Soberanía National Park, a tropical forest just 20 minutes outside of Panama City. Located on the east ...  Read more

Embera Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Modern Panama is home to seven indigenous tribes, and the Embera is one of its most well known native groups. Part of the Embera tribe migrated from the Choco ...  Read more

Bayano Lake Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Sparkling like a jewel at the edge of the enormous Darién wilderness, tranquil Bayano Lake was created in 1976 and has been a scenic escape from the big ...  Read more

Panama Viejo Ruins

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Long before smallpox, conquistadors, and Catholicism made the Americas safe for European occupation, a group of Spanish sailors laid claim to the indigenous ...  Read more

Miraflores Locks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 423 Reviews

It is a mesmerizing scene, the massive machinery - some 700 tons of it, reinforced against the mighty Pacific - of iconic Miraflores Locks in operation. It is ...  Read more

Casco Viejo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 223 Reviews

Panama City's oldest surviving neighborhood is also its most defensible, a tejas-tiled cluster of primly painted colonial buildings at the tip of a heavily ...  Read more

Amador Causeway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 157 Reviews

Palm-lined Amador Causeway is famed for the fantastic views of Panama's skyscraping downtown, a yacht-strewn panorama across the Panama Bay to the graceful ...  Read more

Gatún Lake

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

The tree-lined shores, tiny islets, and blue-green waters of Gatún Lake (Lago Gatún) cover what was once the fertile Chagres River Valley. When it ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Located on the Plaza Catedral in the Old City, the Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the most interesting tourist points in the area., as it showcases ...  Read more

Punta Culebra Nature Center

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

This outdoor museum is located on an island at the end of the Amador Causeway, a four-mile-long road on a strip of land made from soil and rock that was ...  Read more

Colon Cruise Port

Colon, Panama was founded in 1850 by Americans working to build the Panama Canal. Not surprisingly, today it is the main jumping off point for those who want ...  Read more

San Blas Islands

The San Blas Islands are a collection of 378 tropical islands off the coast of Panama, most of which are tiny and can be circumnavigated in only a few ...  Read more

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